18 February 1516 – The birth of a fair princess

| February 18, 2016

18 February 1516 – The birth of a fair princess

In the early hours of 18th February 1516, at Greenwich Palace, “was borne a fayre prynces and christened with great solempnitie, and named Mary.”1 This little girl was the future Queen Mary I. Mary was Catherine of Aragon’s fifth pregnancy and although King Henry VIII must have wanted a living son, when Sebastian Giustinian, the […]

18 February 1516 – The Birth of Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| February 18, 2014

18 February 1516 – The Birth of Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On 18th February 1516, in the early hours, Queen Catherine of Aragon’s fifth pregnancy1 ended with the birth of a healthy baby girl. This little girl, the future Queen Mary I, was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich. After nearly seven years of marriage, Henry VIII was disappointed that the baby was just […]

18 February 1516 – Birth of Queen Mary I

| February 18, 2013

18 February 1516 – Birth of Queen Mary I

At Greenwich Palace in the early hours of 18th February 1516, Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a healthy baby girl, the future Mary I. You can read more about her birth in my article The Birth of Mary I – 18 February 1516 and here are some other articles on Mary I: 30th September […]

18 February 1516 – Birth of Mary I

| February 18, 2012

18 February 1516 – Birth of Mary I

In the early hours of the 18th February 1516 a healthy baby girl was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich. Her name was Mary and she was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. This little girl grew up to be a queen, Queen Mary I, and has, unfortunately, gone […]